Youthful Days – Part 12a

Youthful Days – Part 12a

Fig 1: This view of Crewe (South) shed was taken during my school trip there on 20th July 1965. Photo Credit: Malcolm Rush. Colourised version Youthful Days – Part 12a In Youthful Days Part 12a Malcolm Rush writes about the bus journeys to his Secondary school,...
Youthful Days – Part 12b

Youthful Days – Part 12b

Fig 7: Crewe South shed on the school trip with BR Standard 9F 2-10-0 No. 92023, one of the batch of ten 9Fs which were built using the Italian Franco-Crosti system with the aim of producing a 20% saving in coal consumption. This saving didn’t materialise and, between...
Youthful Days – Part 11a

Youthful Days – Part 11a

Fig 1: “Jubilee” 4-6-0 No. 45581 ‘Bihar and Orissa’ storms past Kirkby South Junction and is just about to cross over the Midland line from Pye Bridge on 27th June 1964. Photo Credit: Malcolm Rush. Colourised version Youthful Days – Part 11a In Youthful Days...
Youthful Days – Part 11b

Youthful Days – Part 11b

Fig 10: This is the view from the station footbridge as I returned with my camera on 30th March 1968 at Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Photo Credit: Malcolm Rush Youthful Days – Part 11b So it was on Saturday 30th March 1968 when riding my push-bike to the Co-op to start...
Youthful Days – Part 9

Youthful Days – Part 9

Fig 1: This print of the Grimsby Fish passing Kirkby South Junction was No. 22 of a limited signed edition of 100. My wife Janet and I saw the print on sale at Loughborough Central Station on one of the occasions we enjoyed lunch there in the restaurant car train. To...